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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. good evening. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> there are explosive new allegations that money was paid to influence an oakland city counsel member to do business on public property. ktvu's eric rasmussen uncovered a second investigation involving larry reid who is already the suggest of a report -- subject of a report by the auditor. >> reporter: we obtained this report by a private investigator. it includes an interview with a man who says his business
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partner paid money to get special treatment from larry reid. >> reporter: they had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base. in 2009 it got approval to accept material. >> i was so concerned. >> reporter: he told us his business partner and owner paid a long time activist a thousand dollars a week to get the city's cooperation. >> reporter: what was the money for? >> so he could get whatever he wants from the city. >> reporter: how do you think he was doing that? >> because he had a connection. he had a connection with larry reid. >> reporter: according to the report he told a private investigator i heard him tell him he wanted to retire and he wanted $50,000 a year and he needed to figure out how he
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would get the 50,000. >> that is false. i never had that conversation with anyone. >> reporter: today he acknowledged he paid him to open doors. he says he never broke the law. >> a thousands a week. paid my rent. ate. >> reporter: did you give it to city counsel members? larry reid? >> no. >> reporter: larry reid denied the allegations. we heard from him in the last 30 minutes. here is what he had to say. >> really mind-boggling that someone can say that because they are in a relationship with someone else that they paid me $50,000 because i wanted to retire. i never took a freakin' time. >> reporter: we are still gathering more reaction to the story and putting that together
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for tonight at 10:00 p.m. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. an audit of two city counsel members, inluding larry reid alleges they abused their power. they released the report today listing a dozen violations by city counsel members oakland councilwoman desley brooks and larry reid. the auditor accuses them of using their power to influence the bidding process for the clean up at the army base. >> the law was broken here. the report wasn't done in the open. >> she says they are clear. city counsel members with only appropriate funds. they deny any wrong doing. go to where we have the entire auditors report. click under the hot topics
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section. police hope a sketch wil will -- will help them find a woman who tried to kidnap a child. the woman said he was 5'10", 210 pounds. he got away in a acura with gray primer. new tonight at six p.m., oakland a's owner is making a pitch for a move to san jose. ktvu's robert handa reports it comes the same day they promised to return the land. >> reporter: when lew wolff addressed a crowd this morning in san jose he did not know his plan would soon be up in the air. lew wolff didn't comment on major league major league
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baseball's handling on the request to move. >> so many aspects of land ownership and other influences indicate to us that we need to be in a downtown area. >> reporter: land ownership is a problem. >> reporter: today he ruled san jose made the move after the governor's deadline so the land goes back to the successor agency and must be sold with the money going to school districts. >> all of the agencies must get agree to the fact that the park is an important asset that would benefit all of them. >> he made that argument when he discussed the benefits of a ballpark. >> it is a regional impact.
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it is sad when we don't look at it that way. >> the mayor believes the deal is valid and plans to work with the agencies to keep the drive alive. in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. homeowners in a neighborhood are free of an abandon house known for illegal dumping, drug dealing and squatters. >> neighbors say the property was a eye sore and had been abandon for 5 years. officers say since the owner refused to do anything about the property they obtained a court order to have the house depaulished and wells fargo -- demolished and wells fargo agreed to pay for it. >> we have to keep it as nice as possible. we have nice neighbors. you know, and we need a nice
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neighborhood. why can't we have a nice neighborhood? >> now neighbors are hoping that property will be turned into affordable housing. directors will meet tuesday to decide if they will move forward with a plan to build a joint fire station. the parcel is priced at $1.5 million. the station would be operated jointly and serve the residents of orinda and lafayette. commissioner are now under deadline next week for a deposit. a vigil is getting started in san jose in honor of a young musician. ktvu's cara liu is live as friends and family remember. >> reporter: a lot of emotion out here. if you look at the park behind me where the group gathered. we are watching it grow very
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quickly. dozens of family, friends, classmates, teachers and artists. we see a lot of hugs and tears at this vigil. a community organization that helped put this organization together. many are talking about the shock they feel after the 16- year-old student was killed by a train this week. friends and volunteers put together a mural and they plan to play his music. his mother said her son was a special person whose spirit will live on in his music. >> he was my baby. i just want him back. he was so amazing. >> we talked about his rising star musically, academically. you know, his homework bag is full of complete and neatly
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organized notes. i mean, you know, they say nobody was perfect but he was as close as you get. >> the family wants to thank the community for all the support they have given. they say it means so much as they cope with a very devastating and unexpected loss. live in san jose, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. we know the name of a young man who was shot todeath in antioch. the -- to death in antioch. the contra costa county said he was killed before 12:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon when someone opened fire. investigators say they are still searching for the gunman. no arrests have been made. this was their second homicide this year. man who was shot at by police is in jail tonight. a judge today denied a request to have the defendant sent to a
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rehab facility instead of jail. he clipped a police cruiser. he wasn't hit. a hearing is set for april 10. >> police were on the campus of a high school today after someone posted a threatening message on facebook. officers greeted students this morning. officials contacted police when they saw the most on a facebook page. police are not releasing details about the threat but say it targeted people on campus. >> we can arrest them for criminal threats or making death threats and there is additional charges that have to do with the school. >> police will have officers on campus till the source of the threat is found. the city of san francisco has come up with a plan to deal
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with public drunkenness. repeat offenders will be arrested ask thrown into -- and thrown into jail and give an choice of jail or a trip to rehab. san diego launched a similar program. san francisco's program could begin this may. the department hit two bars with suspension notices, meaning they could no longer sell alcohol. the employees had customers buy them alcoholic beverages which is illegal and the stop and save is suspended for two violations for alcohol sales to minors. they were scheduled to perform at new york's carnying haul today instead musicians played on the sidewalk today. the reason, a wage dispute.
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[ music playing ] >> the musicians strike is in its second week for wages and benefits. and no new negotiations are scheduled. talks broke down when the health plan was discussed. now a work shop is at risk of being canceled. new report says the state's teacher pension fund is facing a $70 billion short fall. the pension fund will be broke by 2044 if the state doesn't do something soon. >> teachers earned the benefit and they will be paid the benefit. the question is how expensive will it be to do that. >> the lao is recommending lawmakers add $5 billion a year to the fund on top of the 6 billion that goes into it now and the sooner the better
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because they could invest the funds and earn interest that will reduce costs. a woman has been reunited with her sons who were kidnapped anded in mexico since 2011 -- and held in mexico since 2011. the boys have been reunited with their mother. authorities say a couple promised to bring the boys to her in the united states but instead kidnapped them and held them for ransom. the fbi found the boys and arrested the couple. spring is here and so is a warming trend. coming up, where you will find the warmest weather in the bay area over the next few days. >> first, thousands of runners set to take over local streets this weekend. why the mayor says this will provide more than just an economic boost and the golden gate bridge is bracing for the removal of toll takers, and the other dramatic change at that
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land mark bridge.
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the u.s. supreme court takes up prop 8 and same-sex marriage in 5 days. we talked with the couple who are at the center of the lawsuit. they are one of two couples who are plaintiffs in the biggest civil rights cases. on tuesday the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments and whether proposition 8 is unconstitutional. >> for a family, it is an important struggle and there has been sacrifice and at the same time it has been -- it is a huge honor. >> they will travel to washington, d.c. for the arguments and their twin sons will join them in the
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courtroom. and ktvu's david stevenson is heading to washington, d.c. to cover the arguments over prop 8 before the u.s. supreme court. we will have live reports from him throughout the day on monday and tuesday. new tonight at 6:00 p.m. a lot of work going on at the golden gate bridge. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live with what drives can expect, including a change with the speed limit there. tom? >> reporter: all of the changes, the best thing you can do is make sure you get yourself one of these. next wednesday morning the last toll takers will leave their booths forever. one basage message -- basic message. >> no more stopping at the toll plaza. >> reporter: people who use the
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golden gate bridge use fast track and that is why it has dedicated lanes. wednesday there will be no more fast track lanes because they are all automatic tolling. the new speed limit increases from 5 to 25 miles per hour, which looks like this as is the case on other lanes. cars without fast track will pay $6. fast track customers pay $5. lane two is a carpool lane for three or more riders. if you haven't signed up -- >> relax. go through the toll plaza. you will get an invoice with no added fees. >> reporter: most important, expect the unexpected at the toll plaza to avoid collisions, including people to stop to pay anyway, lane switching and people backing up. reporting live, consumer editor
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tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. police are investigating a scam where a card skimming device was found an an atm. they found it at the u.s. bank branch. they believe one person's account has been compromised. it happened in january and february. the city of owningland is gearing up for sunday's running -- oakland is gearing up for sunday's running festival. 9,000 people are expected to take part in the half marathon, 5k or the kids fun run. it helps the city's economy and it is good for the city's morale. >> across the country i have seen these marathons have an opportunity to bring the community together. >> after the races the public is invited to the celebration village for live music, food,
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drinks, games and an award ceremony. a nice day today. temperatures warmed up. temperatures across the country that aren't warm. on the east coast. ohio valley tomorrow, in that area, flight delays. for us, winds, gale warming in effect till 3:00 tomorrow. wind gusts could get up over 40 miles per hour off shore. be prepared for gusty winds. especially north. these are the temperatures for right now. 66 in antioch. 66 in fairfield. we had upper 60s and low 70s today in the warmest spots. most cities low 60s. temperatures tomorrow warm further. 69 fairfield. 67 napa. 65 morgan hill. highs tomorrow come up another
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5 degrees. sunday, warmer still. saturday and sunday, warmer still. over night lows, 30s and 40s. nice looking bay area, 72 hours, we have rain in the forecast, but it is down the road, middle of next week. next few days, dry. warmer weather. and breezier. more like a spring like condition. tomorrow is warmer and breezy. towards the weekend, more high pressure and warmer. and that includes tree pollens, they are trending high. you can see the tree blooming. they are blowing off pollen. be aware if you suffer. highs tomorrow, yellows are 70s. greens are 60s. 70s. lots of mid-60s. lots of 70s. nice day for your friday. specific cities for where you
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live. 70 fairfield. 70 brentwood. valley, 60s, mid-60s, and upper 60s. five-day forecast, tuesday clouds and chance of sprinkles. wednesday we have rain again. hopefully it delivers more than the last one. >> saturday and sunday -- >> really nice. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, we are learning about a slew of charges against a former preschool teacher accused of spiking her student's cups and why it may be the final chapter for books that guided millions of people around the globe for years. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. executives, what they are doing to give back to the community. mom, i invited justin over for lunch.
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some of the top coffee executives, coffee industry executives helped at salvation army. they are in town for a convention and today they put together care packages for the
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city's homeless. >> as we take our convention around the country we choose to give back, it is the right thing to do and something we have fun with as well. >> in year's past they volunteered in different cities. mark ibanez joins us now with a heart breaking loss for st. mary's. >> that is the thing. you make the tournament, everybody is pumped up and one- and-done. you never want to lose but sometimes it is just the way that happens makes it seem worth. the way they go down in round one. he will never forget his final game. early goings. they had their problems. picked off. memphis takes it the other way. the gaels trail by 15 in the first half. 17 seconds left. three-pointer no good. put back. down by four.
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gales down. he hits the huge three. down two. now memphis tries to inbound the ball. great defense. he forces a turnover. out of bounds. off the hands of memphis. 1.9 left and no iron. airball. that is it. 3-13 from the field but their coach after the game very proud of his senior guard. >> for him to do what he did was remarkable. i wished he would have hit the last shot, so does he. that wasn't the problem at all. he was why we had a chance at the end. >> you might have to call this the upset of the day. oregon up ends oklahoma state. ducks early on. with the slam dunk. oregon up 11 at the half.
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more of the same from the ducks. from outside. all green. oregon 68-55 winners. it will take time to get familiar with the 49ers roster. lots of additions and today a subtraction. good kick returner. sometimes receiver has signed with the panthers. so he is gone. that is the sporting life. we should mention cal is up in their game. unlv. up by 8 with 6 minutes left. they have a shot. highlights at 10:00 p.m. >> thank you. tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news, major changes could be on the way, the details of the proposed changes and thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we are always here for you on and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us. good night.
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